Project Description

Dave Mason

Dave Mason

Senior Project Manager

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Large scale complex project delivery
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management
  • Contract negotiation and commercial management
  • Vendor selection, engagement and management
  • Software development
  • Package implementation
  • Infrastructure implementation

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Managing Successful Programs Practitioner
  • AIPM Certified Project Manager
  • Project Management Institute PMP

About Dave

Dave is a Senior Project Manager, who joined Seven Consulting’s Sydney practice in November 2019. A Senior IT Consultant / Manager with extensive experience in project and program management, relationship management, business development, and practice management. Dave is a business builder with repeated results delivering projects and motivating outstanding teams.


What Dave brings

  • Stakeholder, analysis and business change management experience
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to drive organisational change.
  • Proven ability to manage stakeholder expectations and consult senior management on strategically important projects.
  • Strong financial management background, including budget and business cases.
  • Proven ability with building large-scale high-performance program teams

Key Clients:

  • Woolworths
  • Optus
  • Boral
  • Vodaphone
  • Qantas
  • Transfield
  • NSW Police
  • Westpac

Key Achievements:

As Project Manager at Woolworths, Dave led the implementation of Single Sign-On for SAP Success Factors. As the primary HR system for the Woolworths Group, this application is used by more than 220,000 employees. In addition to the technical implementation, this project encompassed a large change exercise to get every employee registered for Single Sign-On prior to the SSO Go Live.


As Project Manager at Woolworths, Dave was responsible for technical delivery of the infrastructure for the Cygnet project which separated 565 embedded BWS stores from Woolworths Supermarkets. This rollout was delivered on time with outstanding quality and minimal impact to the business.


As Project Manager at Vodafone, Dave was responsible for the Management of the IT components of a large re-location of call center staff to a greenfield site in Hobart. Dave was successful with implementation against a “hard” go-live date, including network, desktop and physical implementation of facilities for 600 staff.


As Senior Program Manager at Qantas, for the LEAP Program, Dave commenced Program Management on behalf of Qantas for a large in-flight program of work providing across the board upgrades to end-user services. This program included two major Qantas IT business partners and substantial involvement of Qantas IT staff. Dave was responsible for the management of a large complex team of approximately 100, establishment of Change Management, business partner renegotiation and re-engagement. He undertook a restructure and redefinition of the existing program, co-located the 70+ staff dedicated to program work and coordinated the activities of many others with part-time commitments. He established improved formal governance which raised visibility and improved business buy-in of the program, established extensive business engagement across Qantas in support of the upcoming changes and implemented a management structure within the program to address the multiple supplier, multiple stakeholder challenge.


As Project Manager for NSW Police, Dave worked on a Technology Asset Replacement Program. Dave led the Servers & Storage stream of projects. The two key projects were the upgrade of the mail system and virtualisation of servers on VMWare hosts. Dave restructured the program stream and established realistic plans and project structures, re-budgeted the first year of a four-year program, coordinated a mixed delivery team and managed a diverse set of stakeholders.


As Project Manager at Optus, Dave was responsible for the implementation of a B2B API interface to augment and eventually replace the portal used by Optus Wholesale NBN customers. Dave managed the project from business case to deployment and onboarding of first two customers. The business took on a second phase of development immediately in order to retain the same management and project team.


As Project Manager at Boral, Dave established and delivered the implementation of Hyperion software, including Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) implementation and Hyperion Planning (HP) design, development and go-live and extensive support of business adoption activity.


As Project Manager for OLE Remediation at Optus, Dave worked on a number of related initiatives to stabilise a failing highly visible wholesale portal system. Dave managed multiple projects including hardware upgrade, development and improved monitoring. With successful management of disparate groups delivering interdependent solutions and extensive stakeholder management of users and providers.


As Program Manager for Vodafone – VHA Workplace Services – Dave defined, established and Program Managed a $2.5M upgrade of workplace services at VHA including desktop OS, infrastructure servers and mail services. Dave managed a team of Project Managers and project staff in multiple locations to deliver the program. He established and managed a complex financial model and co-ordination of project staff, support staff, VHA resources, outsource partners and third-party suppliers.


As Project Manager for a Pronto to SAP Migration at Optus, Dave project managed the design and costing of business migration for the Optus PPS Division. Dave took on a troubled project which had stalled at design stage for some months. He successfully managed completion of design and costing while balancing the needs of many stakeholders and suppliers.


As Integration Manager for Optus Wholesale Unity, Dave worked on a large program to replace the Optus Wholesale business system. Dave was responsible for management and delivery of Optus components of solution. He coordinated and successful delivered changes in 20+ different Optus systems and worked closely with the system integrator to merge and test with the new system being unsuccessfully introduced.


As Project Manager for Transfield, Dave Project Managed delivery of a finance reporting solution based on SAP BPC and Business Objects. Dave was responsible for the management of a team of technical specialists and business finance experts to deliver process improvements to Planning, Consolidation and Reporting following a substantial SAP upgrade and business process realignment at Transfield. He successfully balanced the time and resource constraints of the project with business availability of key finance personnel to deliver results in a challenging environment.


As Senior Project Manager for Transfield, Dave was responsible for Project Management of a project portfolio including management and mentoring of Project Management staff, process improvement of project / portfolio management, post-implementation and in-flight Project Quality Reviews. He also took over management of a portfolio of challenged overdue projects and brought them to completion. Dave coordinated a mixed delivery team, managed a diverse set of stakeholders and delivered a complex portfolio including resolution of a number of existing “troubled projects”.


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